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Offline AndyG

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic aNd Victrix
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2019, 10:54:40 AM »
Victrix arenít there already but they are going there. It seemed to get missed when the thread on their dark ages range discussed the announcement on the proposed Norman sets but on their FB page on 26th August they announced

ďWe are also staring an extensive range of ancient Persians.Ē

They went onto say they expected sketches in few weeks.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 10:56:37 AM by AndyG »

Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2019, 11:07:08 AM »
@ Andy G - Thanks for that...not having FB means I was out of the loop...thatís very exciting news indeed....I really like the Victrix figures both for how they go together and paint up plus value for money...know what ? Think Iíll hang on and wait for them

Offline AndyG

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2019, 11:29:02 AM »


Iím not on FB but I can get on the Victrix site and quite a few other on a look only basis. I often get annoying messages blocking half the page urging me to join but I can usually work through this see enough to keep informed. If no one else comments Iíll post if I see any updates.

Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2019, 12:32:05 PM »
Much appreciated...however I wouldnít want to drag this thread away from the company it is dedicated to...maybe Victrix deserve an announcement all their own so the news doesnít get buried as it were...then thereíll be TWO lots of plastic Persians in the offing  ;)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2019, 05:28:02 PM »
Now that I've almost completed my Greek Hoplite project...
I'm thinking of having about three hundred Persian riff-raff for 'em to slaughter!

Memo to Wargames Atlantic and Victrix...

get yer fingers out!!!

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Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2019, 05:39:37 PM »
Uh oh ! We appear to have been bitten by the same bug !....excellent memo by the way  ;)

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2019, 07:41:34 PM »
Like buses you wait ages for one and then.......

Well, at the moment we're still waiting ! lol
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Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2019, 12:10:16 PM »
Lol, Victrix doing Persians as well! Awesome.
Iíve been very impressed with my Victrix celts.

To be fair though, Iím actually painting a Wargames Atlantic skeleton force, with added Greek mythical beasts. A sort of Jason and the Argonauts tribute.
I think these skeletons are very good models. Quite robust once assembled. A bit fiddly putting together but anything representing 28mm skeletons is going to be fiddly.

Also Hudson at WA has been very open with me when emailed direct, so great customer service.

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2019, 04:55:37 PM »
Victrix posted this today:

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Also 2 sketches for the first Persian figures. The first set will comprise 3 unarmoured spearmen, 3 unarmoured archers and 2 slingers plus appropriate command figures. The next Persian infantry set will be armoured spearmen and archers.

The Persians will primarily be used as Later Achaemenid Persians that fought Alexander the Great and were led by Darius III. However, they can also be used as earlier Persians, in particular in the armoured infantry set will include appropriate shields such as Spara and some alternate heads.

Before we get a deluge of messages both the Norman and Persian ranges will include cavalry but this will take us quite a while to complete. We are also considering Persian chariots.




Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2019, 05:02:18 PM »
This is most excellent news indeed...and thanks for starting a thread all its own  ;)....especially as I know Iíll end up buying from both companies....but thanks a lot for sharing...Victrix obviously a way off yet but having started off with the idea that Mortal Gods would be ideal as regards to numbers of figures I now find I am already creating room in anticipation of large armies....oh dear
« Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 05:03:55 PM by Burnin Coal »

Offline AdamPHayes

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2019, 11:06:15 PM »
A nice set of unarmoured types should be useful for conversions all the way through to the Sassanid period.

Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2019, 04:40:55 PM »
I note that chariots are a possibility, but what about pachyderms? (I deliberately did not say elephants as it would not do, on grounds of political / plastic correctness, to omit rhinoceri from potential inclusion.)

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2019, 05:24:11 PM »
Very excited by all of these Plastic Persians!
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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2019, 02:16:14 AM »
I note that chariots are a possibility, but what about pachyderms? (I deliberately did not say elephants as it would not do, on grounds of political / plastic correctness, to omit rhinoceri from potential inclusion.)
Would as deformed Greek be included on the sprue?
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Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2019, 02:55:51 PM »
That's a concern, as they seem to have forgotten the ninja masks. Don't they know how to do research?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 02:58:43 PM by Andrew_McGuire »